Gulf Craft announces new Majesty at Dubai show
In a press conference that also helped kicked off the Dubai International Boat Show, the UAE builder revealed its next Majesty superyacht.
The Gulf Craft press conference
Gulf Craft announced that it’s developing the Majesty 111 as it outlined developments at a press conference on the opening day of the Dubai International Boat Show, being held at Dubai Harbour for the first time.
Trixie LohMirmand of show organiser Dubai World Trade Centre
The Majesty 111 will fit between the Majesty 100, Gulf Craft’s best-selling superyacht, and the new Majesty 120, its largest yacht on display at the five-day show as the UAE builder celebrates its 40th anniversary since being founded in 1982.
Gulf Craft Chairman Mohamed Alshaali and Saeed Hareb of Dubai Sports Council
Mohamed Alshaali, co-founder and Chairman of Gulf Craft, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, made the announcement as he shared the stage with Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Abdulla Binhabtoor of Dubai Harbour developer Shamal and Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Events Management at Dubai World Trade Centre, the show organiser.
Crowds at Dubai Harbour on the first day
Alshaali said: “The Dubai International Boat Show is an event that celebrates the UAE’s fast-growing yachting sector but also pays tribute to our region’s rich maritime heritage. This year, we are highlighting the growth of our company as well as showcasing a series of new models all manufactured from our integrated facility in the UAE.
The Gulf Craft stand
“The event is even more special this year as it coincides with our 40th anniversary. Over the past four decades, we have evolved from a regional boatbuilding pioneer to a global brand. We are honoured to have contributed to the region’s yachting sector and will continue to build on our legacy to elevate the nation’s reputation as an outstanding yachting destination.”
The Majesty 120 is Gulf Craft’s biggest yacht on display
Gulf Craft, which last year delivered its flagship Majesty 175, again has the largest display at the Dubai show, exhibiting a selection of yachts ranging from 34-120ft across its Majesty, Nomad, Oryx and Silvercraft brands.
The new Nomad 70 SUV by the Nomad 95 SUV (right)
The display includes the world premieres of the Nomad 70 SUV and Silvercat 40cc. The Nomad 70 SUV has a top speed of 30 knots with twin 1,200hp MAN engines and builds on the 65 SUV and 75 SUV models in a long-range series headed by the 95 SUV, also on display at Dubai Harbour.
The Silvercat 40cc is a world premiere
The Silvercat 40cc follows the Silvercat 34cc and offers a larger, 7.9-tonne power catamaran with a draft of just 0.43m (1ft 5in) that can accommodate 12 people on board, with options of either two 400hp or four 300hp outboard engines.
The Silvercraft display
Earlier this year, Gulf Craft kicked off its 40th anniversary celebrations by opening the Gulf Craft Experience Centre, a new luxury hub in Dubai’s Port Rashid designed to bring the brand closer to its international clientele. The builder operates a 462,000sqft production facility in Umm Al Quwain and a service centre in Ajman, as well as a 100,000sqft facility in the Maldives.
The UAE builder marks its 40th anniversary by opening a state-of-the-art Experience Centre at Port Rashid in Dubai.